Multimode dynamics in a short-pulse THz free electron laser
2014 (English)In: Physical Review Special Topics. Accelerators and Beams, ISSN 1098-4402, E-ISSN 1098-4402, Vol. 17, no 5, 050703Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The interaction of waveguide modes and consequences on laser operation are studied numerically in a THz free electron laser (FEL) driven by short electron bunches. The considered FEL cavity configuration is represented by a parallel-plate waveguide extending over the complete distance between cylindrical cavity mirrors with energy out-coupling through a rectangular slit in one of the mirrors. We describe the multimode FEL cavity desynchronization dynamics and predict strong enhancement in FEL power at special cavity configurations, when modes are degenerate. Furthermore, we predict that simultaneous excitation of several waveguide modes can occur but do not negatively influence the lasing process.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 17, no 5, 050703
Fusion, Plasma and Space Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-306354DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevSTAB.17.050703ISI: 000355564900001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-306354DiVA: diva2:1040430